On Today’s Union “Protest”

So right now “protests” are taking place around the country at the expense of many people trying to go about their daily business. Is that really all the unions can do? Grand stand?

All the unions seem to be doing, to me anyway, is wasting money. They are putting up ads, sending out letters and all that, which really isnt going to help anyone. Especially those that actually need the help.

This is the issue that Ireland faces, protect jobs and wages, or cut costs and create jobs.

Im know I am for creating jobs, which means cutting minimum wage and other costs. Then we can create jobs, get people off welfare (thereby lowering spending) and then we will have a chance. Of course the unions wouldnt back this to save their lives.

I have no love for unions, they are all mé féiners as far as I am concerned and are certainly not helping me with their “protest” today. In fact due to the protest today I could be late for work. Thanks a bunch guys.

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Skimmers, Skype and other S’s I think of!

Well on the 6th of October I twitted about this incident, but i think it deserves a blog post also, mixed in with a few other things.

I was on delivery at work (Boots Patrick St, Shameless plug I know) but I noticed 3 people at the ATMs at BOI on Patrick St, not taking much notice as we had a huge delivery.

But on my breakfast break (I started work at 6:45am!) I was hungry and didnt have money on me, so had to go to the ATM, now I am not a BOI customer (I’m Permanent TSB but they are at the other end of Patrick St), but I use that one out of conveninece, but I noticed something strange where the cards went it. It was slightly the wrong colour and there were prongs were tehre normally wasn’t so I didn’t use it. (Went to centra got brekkie using ATM in the shop) SO i said it to the girls inside in work describing it and they agreed it didn’t look right. so I rang the Gardaí, as you do, first time ever. So i waited with one of the other girls for them to arrive.

She decided she should warn people (I’m shy, really I am…) so she was and the Gardaí arrived who told us two foreign nationals (I had identified the people at the ATM as being from Eastern Europe) where watching us from Argos, we were freaked!

Afterwards while I ws at work a Garda came in and told me what was in the device, a card reader, a camera and a TV Screen. Thankfully there was no transmitter so if anyone used said ATMs, its okay. Waiting on the Gardaí now to contact me about goving a statement and that.

But be careful when using ATMs!

Now I downloaded Skype last night (about time I know), but I must say it is fantastic soft ware, why I didn’t download it before I do not know. All I know is that it will make calling Kerry cheaper 😀

Im really hard to think of other S’s but someone has sent me a very interesting link which I must now blog about!!

So this post has been brought to you by the letter S

That so reminds me of Sesame Street!!!!